April 25, 2010
Houston - With a new surface under their feet several Rice Owls' track and field athletes posted outstanding marks and times at the J.Fred Duckett/Rice Twilight held at the newly renamed Holloway Field and Ley Track.
Donte Moore led Rice in the 400m with a fourth-place and season-best time of 47.76.
Dan Sloat was third in the 800m with a season-best time of 1:52.39, while Alex Weinheimer placed fifth with an improved time of 1:53.06. Freshman Mike Troop was 15th a season-best 1:57.24, while Greg King was 28th (2:02.05).
Senior Simon Bucknell led Rice in the 1500m with a fourth-place time a Rice season fast-time of 3:52.44. Freshman Sammy Abuhamra was eighth with an improved time of 3:57.88 and Scott Zivick was 19th (4:04.41).
In the 110m hurdles, Connor Hayes finished seventh with a season-best 14.99, while Philip Adam (15.43) improved his time, and Lee Johnson (15.44) placed 11th and 12th respectively. Collin Shurbet led Rice with a third-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 52.70. Hayes was seventh with an improved time of 54.39, while Lee Johnson improved his time with a ninth-place finish at 54.54.
Rice's Alec Hsu won the pole vault with a season-best mark of 5.16m/16-11. Shea Kearney was fourth with a season-high 4.91m/16-1.25, while Philip Adam was at 4.61m/15-1.5 to place ninth with an improved mark.
Ugo Nduaguba captured the triple jump event with a season-long mark of 15.57m/51-1. John Berens was fourth (14.60m/47-10.75) while Michael Izuchukwu was fifth at 14.01m/45-11.75. In the long jump, Andrew Briggs jumped his season-best 6.95m/22-9.75 to place seventh and Nduaguba was ninth with a season-best 22-6.25. Ikechi Nnamani was 13th at 6.59m/21-7.5
Clay Baker placed ninth in the discus with a mark of 47.08/154-5. Pete Navarra was 26th with a mark of 28.85m/94-8. Baker was also fifth in the shot put with a mark of 15.96m/52-4.5. Alex Zinchenko was sixth at 15.73m/51-7.25.
Philip Adam placed sixth in the javelin with a mark of 48.42m/158-10.